There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. Ecclesiastes 3:1
The only thing that remains constant is CHANGE. If something is going really well, enjoy it because it won’t last forever and if something is challenging, just hang on because it won’t last either!
Enjoying material things, our feelings, social or employment status, relationships and even our body is great but holding on to them tightly will only set us up for disappointment. Can you enjoy each experience but hold them loosely? Are you prepared to lose the thing you hold most dear?
When your yoga practice moves from physical exercise to a mental and spiritual experience you become more equipped to go with the flow off your mat. You slowly learn to put less stock in the material and you hold loosely to things you have been blessed with. Part of the evolution that our faith and practice teaches us is that we really are all foreigners in this land. Just passing through for a season. We may have the privilege to make a difference in one person’s life or in the lives of many people but we will all be forgotten someday.
So live today as if its your last! Smile often, laugh until it hurts your face, love deeply, forgive quickly, trust that the best is yet to come!